Perera is not a part of Pakistan tour.
Colin Ingram has replaced Thisara Perera in the Zouks' squad.
Both the players decided not to travel Pakistan citing security concerns.
Both teams will look at this series as a great opportunity to assert their dominance on the other.
There will be a lot of focus on Isuru Udana, who was the star for Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I.
Sri Lanka needed 15 runs in the super over but Tahir conceded only five runs.
The Lankans have lost all their games thus far in the limited-overs leg of the South Africa tour.
Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the ODI series.
Hashim Amla won't be a part of the last two games.
Will Sri Lanka make the most of the first of the two dead rubbers?